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It's a new year, a new beginning, a time of reflection and resolutions. It's also a great time to "throw back" - or throw out - everything in your closest that just doesn't work! The weather is rather frightful, so plan a day indoors when you have lots of time, and carefully and honestly edit your wardrobe so everything you own is a favorite piece. There are different strategies on how to do this. We plan to spend lots of time this year helping you build a wardrobe that really fits your lifestyle and makes you feel good about yourself. A few questions to ask yourself: have you worn it in the past year? does it fit and if not, will it ever fit? is it still in style? does it suit your lifestyle?
With a few exceptions, like cocktail dresses, ski clothes, etc. - if you haven't worn it in the past year, it probably means you just don't like it or feel good in it. Most women own clothing in several sizes - be realistic about your weight goals. And if you finally do reach your dream size, you will want to celebrate by buying something new anyway! What goes around comes around in fashion, right? Not really. Clothing manufacturers are in business to make money. When hoop skirts come back in style, I promise you they will look different enough that the one hanging in your closet just won't cut it. And lifestyles change. When I had a young child, I wore lots of cotton separates, shorts, and clothes suited for fast food playgrounds. Now that I am an empty nester - and a lot older - I prefer comfortable but stylish clothes for dinner, the theater and travel.
Starting to get inspired? Good. Stay tuned for more tips from the experts on closet organizing. Building and maintaining a closet that is a joy to enter every day is a process. It will not happen overnight, and requires maintenance, but the benefits are totally worth it. And Happy New Year!